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Student Accused of Harassment Rejects Return to Swarthmore

September 3, 1994

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ A student suspended by Swarthmore College after a fellow student accused him of harassment has decided not to return to the school.

Ewart Yearwood, a sophomore, was offered readmission to Swarthmore this week, but decided to stay at Boston University, his attorney Harvey Silverglate said Friday.

Yearwood was suspended by Swarthmore after Alexis Clinansmith, 19, of Okemos, Mich., also a sophomore, accused him of stalking and intimidating her.

Yearwood, of New York, went to Boston University this past spring and summer. Swarthmore paid his tuition.

Clinansmith had filed a federal lawsuit last month to bar Yearwood from returning to Swarthmore, but no hearing was held. She also sought $100,000 in damages for alleged emotional distress.

Swarthmore spokeswoman Davia Temin maintained that the college had tried to find a satisfactory solution to the conflict.

Clinansmith does not have a telephone and her lawyer, Carolyn Short, didn’t respond to calls to her office.

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